MANILA, Philippines -BB Gandanghari on Thursday celebrates after United States acourt approved her gender change and now recognized her legally as a woman.
BB first shared the news on her Instagram account on last Thursday.
Her identity has been changed from Rustom Padilla to Binibini Gandanghari.
“This is it! And I thought this day would never come. And I thank my GOD and my LORD for making these things happen. Everything makes sense now…and to this great country the United States of America for providing this #basicrhumanright…Thank you!!” her caption wrote.
BB revealed that she signs documents as BB Gandanghari but sometimes last 2013 with an a.k.a. Rustom Padilla in her credit card, identification card, among others.
However, after the Los Angeles court approved changes in her name and gender to female, she can now legally do so without mentioning her previous male identity.
BB go to US last August 2016 to filed her identity change request before the Orange County Courthouse.
BB is a former action star but decided to come out in 2006 at the ABS-CBN reality TV show, Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity edition.